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Faculty: Request Library Instruction

Instruction sessions are tailored to the needs of a class or assignment. Teaching librarians can also teach your class about citation management using Zotero.

Tips for a Successful Instruction Session

  • Contact the teaching librarian, archivist, or curator at least two weeks in advance. The instruction calendar fills up quickly, so request early in the semester (or even before the semester begins). Consult the list of Subject Librarians or teaching archivists and curators.
  • Work with the librarian, archivist, or curator to establish learning outcomes for the session.
  • Make sure students understand their research assignment and have a possible topic in mind before coming to the class.
  • Attend the session -- your presence conveys the value you place on developing strong library research skills. Your students will pick up on this.
  • Actively participate in the session (i.e. interject information, ask questions, encourage students to ask questions).

Smith Faculty: Use this form to request a library instruction session.

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